5 Travel Insurance Myths and Truths & Why You Need Insurance!

Let’s say you are an expert traveller. You can cleverly navigate airports and fill out custom cards even with your eyes closed. You can even be packed and ready to go for a quick weekend getaway in a matter of minutes. However, there is still one part of the travel experience that surely continues to […]

Why Staying in a Hostel for the First Time Isn’t Scary (Even If You’re Over 30)

Private room at the Wombat's Vienna Naschmarket - Staying in a hostel for the first time

When I travel, I almost always stay in hostels.  This is partly to save money, and partly to save my sanity.  I usually travel alone, so if I stayed in a hotel I would just stay in my room and keep myself to myself – I can go for days without talking to anyone.  While […]

How to Save Money Backpacking in Australia

Uluru - Camping under the stars at Uluru is definitely on my Australia Bucket List

Australia has been on my bucket list for years.  Ever since I can remember I have wanted to go and explore the land ‘Down Under’, to see kangaroos in the wild, cuddle a koala and get lost in the Bush with Crocodile Dundee.  But it never happened, and instead, I ended up focussing my attention […]

Camping Alone Safely – 7 Solo Camping Tips

Camping Alone Safely - 7 Solo Camping Tips

Solo camping definitely appeals to me, but the thought of camping alone as a woman makes me nervous!  I asked Paul from Outdoor Choose to share his top solo camping tips to set my mind at ease, and help prepare me for a solo camping trip. Camping alone can be an incredible and enjoyable experience. […]

5 Tips for Women Traveling Alone

Solo female traveler with a suitcase - tips for women traveling alone

Part of me hates that we have to write articles like this.  Women should be able to do whatever they want, as long as it doesn’t harm anyone else, including traveling the world.  Unfortunately, although solo travel is an incredibly liberating, thrilling experience that everyone should try, solo female travelers have to take a little […]

How to Date a Woman who Travels

Couple on the beach at sunset - How to Date a Woman who Travels

Maybe it’s me.   Maybe I have spectacularly bad taste in men.  Or maybe it’s because I travel.  Apparently, finding love as a solo female traveller is pretty damn hard.  All my friends back home are married with kids, or at least settled down with a cat or two, and I’ve been single for the past […]

Paperwork You Need Before Travelling

Passport and Money

For any kind of travel abroad you will need certain documents to allow you to cross the border and enter the new country.  Other useful documents aren’t required by law, but will certainly be useful and give you peace of mind if you want to travel safely.  I hate paperwork, I find it dull and […]

Are Guide Books dead?

Are Guide Books Dead? We still love flicking through the pages of a good book

As you are reading this article from my blog, I am glad you chose to research more into your travels than simply buying a guide book.  Travel blogs, review sites and social media have opened up a whole new world of travel planning resources that weren’t available ten, or even five years ago.  So, does […]

World Map Christmas Gift Ideas to Inspire Wanderlust

christmas gift ideas for travellers with world maps to inspire wanderlust

Oh yes, it’s that time of year again!  If you are looking for the perfect Christmas present for wannabe travellers who are not currently on the move, I’ve found these awesome Christmas gift ideas to inspire wanderlust and have them planning their next trip asap!  From mugs to shower curtains I’ve found every cool and […]

Coming Home, Reverse Culture Shock and What Now?

England feels very different to Mexico.  Different to anywhere in Latin America in fact!  Everything in England is calmer and quieter, but less colourful, and less fun.  A grey afternoon in November wasn’t the best welcome back to my native country, that’s for sure!  Many people find that reverse culture shock is worse than the […]